Discover How You Show Catholic Discipleship In Your Life
About the Catholic Discipleship Profile
The Catholic Discipleship Profile is a resource that provides in-depth and personalized insights about your life in Christ. The CDP gets right to the heart of how you live as a Catholic in five key areas:
An Introduction to the Catholic Discipleship Profile
Watch this short video on how The Catholic Discipleship Profile can help Catholics today.
Get ready to take the catholic discipleship profile
Discover your unique Catholic Discipleship Profile in just 15 minutes and get helpful insights for reflecting on your life as a Catholic disciple.
- Spend just 15 minutes exploring your faith life
- Immediately receive a report that gives you a “snapshot” of your faith life
- Totally personal and private—no one sees your report unless you share it
- Use the report to reflect and grow in your faith with the follow-up suggestions
- Use any device that brings you to the Web
- Usable by individuals and by groups
- Log in anytime to see your report again
- Easy to use, affordable
Here’s What To Expect in your personal report
Your personal report will be generated immediately. Use it for reflection and prayer. Share it with a mentor or spiritual director. Your report will graphically show how you put discipleship into action according to the five discipleship expressions (Encounter, Faith and Life, Accompanying, Serving, and Catholic Living) in both a Summary and a Full Report.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Catholic Discipleship Profile?
The Catholic Discipleship Profile is a pastoral tool to help Catholics visualize the way they follow Jesus in their daily lives. The CDP presents statements that show Catholic discipleship activities and asks participants to respond in terms of how often they do each of these. After completing the assessment participants receive an exclusive, private report that depicts the frequency of these discipleship behaviors in five areas common within the Catholic tradition. In this way, each participant gets a “snapshot” of how she or he is living as a disciple.
What are the five areas of discipleship in the Catholic Discipleship Profile?
The five major areas are:
Integrating Faith and Life
Accompanying and Being Accompanied
Living as a Catholic
These five areas are ways in which Catholics express their Catholic faith. As a result, these areas are simply named “expressions,” which allow a way to report discipleship behaviors.
What are the parts of the Catholic Discipleship Profile?
There are two main parts. The first is the set of 81 statements to which participants respond with the frequency of their discipleship behaviors (Always/Almost Always, Often, Sometimes, Never/Almost Never). The second part is a unique, private report that not only displays the frequency of behaviors, but also provides ways to reflect more deeply on one’s unique discipleship profile.
What are the types of reports available through the Catholic Discipleship Profile?
The CDP has three possible reports: 1) an individual report on which a participant can reflect and, if desired, share with a spiritual mentor; 2) a group report that amasses the average responses of the group as a whole (i.e., no one’s responses are directly seen by others), so that the group can see how its members exercise discipleship; and 3) a parish report under the direction of a pastor who can use the results to help a pastoral staff, the parish pastoral council, and other parish leaders see the areas in which parishioners exercise discipleship most readily and those areas that seem less likely to be exercised. Groups follow a process to reflect on the group report. Parishes can use the parish profile to plan for activities and provide resources to sustain and grow discipleship as leaders visualize the parish as a community of missionary disciples.
Whether a person takes the CDP as an individual, part of a group, or part of the parish, she or he will receive an individual profile report for personal reflection. Each individual report also includes a section at the end titled “Resources for Your Continuing Growth as a Disciple.”
What is the cost to take the Catholic Discipleship Profile?
For individuals: $7.95
For the group leader and group members: $6.95 per person
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First 100 tickets
Next 200 tickets
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Is my personal information safe and kept confidential?
Your responses to the statements are seen only by you and by anyone with whom you choose to share them. No one else has access to your profile report. The information is yours and kept strictly confidential.
If your responses are going to be part of a group or parish report, the reports will never reveal who gave what response to any statement. Rather, the total responses are aggregated and averaged so the trends of a group or a parish can be seen but not the information of any member of a group or a parish.
The report you receive is unique to you. If you chose to share your report with someone else, such as a spiritual advisor or a mentor, that is your decision and personal choice.
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